Look, I know these have been around forever but our household just got a hold of one of these for the first time and we really like the Egg-Perfect egg timer. In case you are in the camp that has not yet encountered this I will fill you in: should you like some soft or medium or hard (but not too hard) boiled eggs this little gadget sits pan with them. As the temperature rises the outer edge of the Egg-Perfect changes color, it has markings for “soft/medium/hard” so you can pull your eggs when they are just right. Awesomeness. And more accurate than any time based method I’ve tried so far.
Update: I should add that the egg timer seems to work just as well if you steam your eggs instead of boiling them. I started steaming eggs after, I think, a Good Eats episode mentioned that the whites wouldn’t turn out as rubbery. So far so good.